Distinguish yourself and your research with ORCID! Create your ORCID iD and connect it to UNC.
Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly integrating and requiring ORCID iDs in their publication submission and grant application processes. NIH, AHRQ, and CDC now require individuals who receive research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards to have ORCID iDs.
An ORCID iD is a unique and persistent digital identifier that researchers can use to distinguish themselves from other researchers, especially those with similar names.
The ORCID identifier comes with an associated online record that links scholarly activities to the iD itself, which provides researchers with several benefits including:
- Streamlined manuscript and grant submission workflows.
- Name disambiguation.
- A lifetime scholarly record connecting all work.
- Increased visibility of research outputs.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an ORCID member and encourages all University researchers, including graduate students, postdocs and other early career researchers, to:
- Create a free ORCID iD.
- Connect your ORCID iD to UNC.
- Import your research.
- Use your ORCID iD when you apply for grants or submit publications, and include it in your CV and email signature.
For more information about ORCID, please visit the University Libraries’ ORCID guide or email ORCIDteam@unc.edu.